UFC Lightweight Bout
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - Live from the UFC Apex Centre in Las Vegas.
Last week Paul Felder was a cornerman, this week he was scheduled for the commentary booth. But here we are, on November the 14th 'The Irish Dragon' Paul Felder has stepped up on five days' notice to compete in the main event versus RDA.
Felder is already known for his toughness and willingness to fight, but taking a five-round fight against the dangerous Brazilian is a true testament to his persona.
Win or lose; you know that the fight you watch this weekend will deliver the goods while Paul Felder is headlining.
The former UFC lightweight champion returns to the one-hundred- and fifty-five-pound weight class, where he once reigned supreme. Other than Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, nobody has held the lightweight championship without an 'interim' discrediting the belt. In one of the most dangerous MMA divisions in the world, you should already be aware of the skill level that RDA has fought through.
The owner of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt to the fourth degree, you would expect a high submission count, but Dos Anjos uses a well diverse skill set that has assisted fourteen wins by decision. He also possesses the knockout power and BJJ to end a fight.
RDA has found a massive success against strikers, even when they are considerably larger. A drop-down back to 155 is perfect for the Brazilian while Paul Felder has a severe weight cut on five days' notice. Through the five, five-minute rounds, it is a struggle not to favour RDA finding himself back in the win column.
Both fighters like to pressure forward, but the cardio of RDA will begin to play out heading into the championship rounds - Should both men avoid a knockout or submission, which I believe they will.
UFC Strawweight Bout
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - live from the UFC Apex Centre in Las Vegas
Randa Markos had never lost two fights back to back until her previous loss to Mackenzie Dern; she is now facing a third consecutive loss and a potential job loss. The thirty-five-year-old has found success through her strength and grappling advantages, but facing an Olympian could eliminate those tools.
Kanako Murata is an impressive up and coming fighter, the Asian MMA circuit has been providing the west with some incredible talent over the recent years. I believe Murata can take her skills to the next level too.
I predict that Murata's ground game will dictate the fight, not without a fight from Markos because the Iranian has defeated and fought some of the UFC's finest. But ultimately, I believe the debutant will take the judge's nod.